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Old 11-17-2010, 07:26 AM
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SS Ruger 10-22

Won a SS 10-22 while back, as I had 2 others, one I bought in 68, the other a full stock model, didn't know what to do with it. Decided to use it as a truck gun, but didn't want to scope it, but old eyes no good with issue open sights. Anyway I got a set from Williams that has a Guide receiver sight and a fiber optic front sight. Looks great, easy to see, now have to get it to the range. New SS model has a plastic trigger guard and barrel band with a blacken cringle finished receiver, nothing fancy, but practical.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:21 AM
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I did exactly the same thing years ago to a .44 mag. autoloading carbine. I loved the sights but the gun ended up being a jammamatic. It's the only Ruger gun I have ever owned or had experience with that was undependable. My son's 10-22 has had thousands of rounds shot through it and I don't recall it ever jamming (at least when we used decent ammo).
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:29 AM
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Some years back I bought the "Walmart Special 10-22 Rifle" version, SS barrel, silver receiver, and birch rifle-style stock instead of the carbine style. Fits my over-sized Silverback frame better.
I spraypainted the trigger guard and buttplate silver, and added silver finish rings and scope, and stripped & refinished the stock to a golden oak color - she's a blonde now! That factory Ruger stock finish is gross! I literally could see NO woodgrain in it!
Besides the refinish, I honed the trigger and sear a bit, and did the 'pentel spring' trick - trigger pull is much better now! Otherwise it's still in stock form - no accessorizing. I use it to compare my older twentytwo rifles against - and they usually out shoot the 10-22!
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:55 AM
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Yep, works great but, needs an after market barrel, thus the big after market business for the 10/22. Ruger has a pretty wide tolerance schedule for their barrels and some of their barrels are just outlandish in bore diameter. With a good target barrel it will shoot well.

Most folks do not know that the US Olympic Team shoots the small bore Running Boar course with a modified 10/22, sporting a custom scope made up by Premier Reticle Co., has two cross hairs. I saw and shot one of the guns at our range one day where I was the Range Master. A young USAF Airman was a member of the team and brought his gun out to check the zero.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:11 AM
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I have a friend back east who just bought a Volquartsen knockoff(huh??) of the Ruger..Good lord..a thousand bucks and he got it just to play with.. The last Ruger 10-22 I had was borrowed by a friend and subsequently stolen. He got it back but decided to buy it rather than return it.. I was not troubled with selling it. Have very little use for the 10-22. I even had a tricked out one. OK... but not my cuppa joe. LOL
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:42 PM
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The two 22 self loaders that keep on shooting no matter what in my experience are the Marlin Model 60 and Ruger 10-22, believe me I ve worked on most makes and models of semis. My most accurat is an older TC Classic, my favorite is my Dad's old Win. Model 63 first year of production. I don't have a Marlin but they will take a lot of abuse and still fire as will the Ruger.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:25 PM
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I have had only one Ruger 10/22. Bought it from Wally World back in about 1993. Laminated Mannlicher stock. I have a Bushnell rimfire 3-9X on it now.
It has been a great little carbine, dispatching a LOT of squirrels and rabbits.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:54 PM
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Also have a blued Mannlicher with a beech stock. Got it unfired last summer in the box, now just got around to scopeing it. Soon as it warms I've got 3 22 rfs to sight in. I really love .22rfs, feel like a kid again shooting them. Got my 1st one at age 8 and still have it a Rem. 510 that is now 63 yrs. old.
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